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Welcome to East Asia Integration Studies, an online portal initiated by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Korea. You can find our latest news below. Subscribing to the East Asia Integration Studies newsletter is a feature to stay up to date with the developments in ASEAN+3. You can do so here, or download it here.

The Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF) as a political foundation is working in the field of political education. Its goal is “to serve democracy, peace and development”. Therefore, one aspect of the project in the Republic of Korea is to transfer knowledge about the reunification in Germany to Koreans – particularly to those near the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Moreover, as the HSF has offices not only in the Republic of Korea, but also in China, Indonesia and the Philippines, it shows particular interest in the development of East Asia and the economic integration in this region. Thus this website offers a newsboard, articles book reviews and links to homepages concerning East Asia Integration Studies.

For further information about the Hanns Seidel Foundation please look at: http://www.hss.de/english.html


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NEW BOOK REVIEW: CHINA’S STRATEGIC INTERESTS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. POWER AND RESOURCES

Author(s): Sigfrido Burgos CàceresChina’s Strategic Interests in the South China Sea


Reviewer: Alessandro Uras

The South China Sea dispute is one of the most controversial issues of our days both diplomatically and academically. The states involved directly, such as Brunei, China, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam, and indirectly, Japan and United States of America, in that issue are some of the most powerful and rich in the world. Each one of these countries have their own strategic interests in the region, from territorial claims to safeguarding freedom of navigation and sea lines of communication (SLOC). more…

 


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Newsletter: Asianintegration 08.08. – 22.08.


NEW CONFERENCE REPORT: EUSA-AP 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Report by Dara Puspita Nurani, researcher at the Hanns Seidel Foundation

Topics: “Is the EU Still a Model for Asia-Pacific Regional Integration?” and “The EU as a Development Actor and Possibilities for Cooperation” The European Union Studies Association of Asia-Pacific held its 2015 annual conference at Korea University on 11th – 12th of June. About 50 participants were presented their research paper in the context of EU and AP-related issues with a purpose to develop a deeper understanding of the complexities of the relationships. This conference consists of four presentations in each session during two days. more…